Coshocton Foundation awards 26 grants

| September 16, 2020

The Distribution Committee of the Coshocton Foundation had its final meeting of Fiscal Year 2020 recently and reviewed 48 grant applications totaling $572,952.94.

The committee awarded 26 grants totaling $184,616.56, thus expending their total budget for the fiscal year, to numerous community organizations. The grants awarded include:

  • $27,214 to the Coshocton City Convention and Visitors Bureau for Coshocton County promotion essentials for 2021
  • $22,424 to the Jackson Township Fire Department to purchase new pagers for firefighters
  • $20,000 to the emergency relief fund at the Coshocton Port Authority to assist with small business Covid-19 relief efforts
  • $20,000 to Echoing Hills Village, Inc. in order to sustain the camping program in light of the impact of Covid-19
  • $15,000 to the West Lafayette United Methodist Church for food blessings bags for Ridgewood Students in need
  • $10,000 to the Village of West Lafayette to construct restrooms at Water Works Park
  • $10,000 to Kids America, Inc. to assist in revitalizing Lake Park Softball Fields for tournaments
  • $9,000 to Coshocton City & County Park District for Lake Park Pavilion entrance doors and tree removal
  • $5,544 to Coshocton County Drug and Alcohol Council, Inc. to assist with The Flight School children’s behavioral health wing
  • $5,000 to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for FCA & More
  • $4,679 to Ridgewood Recreation Board for their backstop and fence safety project
  • $4,000 to West Lafayette Volunteer Firemen’s Association for modern vehicle accident rescue equipment
  • $3,000 to Women of Witness for Chestnut Crossing Learning Center upgrades and supplies
  • $3,000 to Memory People Inc. for the purchase of a new computer
  • $2,967 to Gentlebrook, Inc. for a wheelchair swing at Lafayette Meadows
  • $2,650 to the Coshocton Community Choir, Inc. to create new workspace for the community choir
  • $2,500 to Kno-Ho-Co Ashland Community Action Commission to sterilize equipment for PPE and patient exam supplies
  • $2,409 to the Coshocton Public Library for their foyer digital display project
  • $2,229.56 to First Step Family Violence Intervention Services, Inc. for a new computer for the executive director

Six other grants of $2,000 each and one for $1,000 were also approved.

The Coshocton Foundation was established in 1966 through the Last Will and Testament of local merchant Adolph Golden and has distributed over $8.5 million in grants to community organizations from its unrestricted fund. In addition, the foundation has more than 160 restricted funds from which distributions are made for specific purposes. More information about the Coshocton Foundation can be found at

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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